Sharpe was the executive director of the Chuckanut Health Foundation from 2009-2019, which has advanced several community projects, and was a founding member of WAHA, the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement. Her volunteer work is just as impressive: She and her husband chaired the campaign to renovate Bellingham High School in the late 1990s, and she’s been a member of Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees since 2012.
For this body of work—and so much more—Sharpe is being honored with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s a little overwhelming to be honest,” Sharpe says. “It’s such a wonderful honor.